Cycling Season Underway
Cyclists were back on the road competing, as the Cayman Islands Cycling Association’s 2018 season opened with a 10-mile Individual Time Trial on 4 March. In all, 20 riders took part in the race that started at the Haig Bodden Sports Complex in Bodden Town heading eastward and looping back for the finish.
Fastest on the day was Patrick Harfield, a newcomer to the circuit. He completed the loop in 22 minutes 12.629 seconds, travelling at an average speed of 27 miles per hour.
Cyclists were back on the road competing, as the Cayman Islands Cycling Association’s 2018 season opened with a 10-mile Individual Time Trial
James Smith was next fastest in 22:17.963, with Jerome Ameline, who moved up to the Masters Division (40-49) this year, third quickest overall in 22:40.657. They were the only three under 23 minutes.
This was the first of 10 races on the CICA calendar for the year, with the season ending in August. President Craig Merren said a decision was taken to cut back on events.
Another change sees Spartan Management Event running the popular Dew Cycling Classics in May. Merren said that’s something he’s hoping becomes a trend, as the association focuses more on being an administrative body and putting programmes in place to develop the sport.
Unlike previous years the Dew Cycling Classics will be held over three weekends, instead of four, although it will still feature four races.